Losing weight permanently requires a sound dietary program

Date Added: December 11, 2009

Author: Roger

You have to live on another planet not to have heard all the clatter about losing weight. One week, it is the carbohydrates that make you fat; another week, it is the fats that add kilos. One day, this miraculous dietary supplement will help you become thin, another day, that hyped health drink will do the trick.
According to American physicians, nearly 2 of every 3 Americans are corpulent. Furthermore, obesity is considered the second primary cause of preventable death in the United States.
The first thing that crosses one’s mind when it comes to losing weight is to go on a diet. A diet is about changing eating habits. Consumption of low-fat sugar-free food high in vitamins is the main key to permanent weight loss and well-being. The balanced diet contrasts to the so-called crash diets that promise miraculous results at a quick rate. Yet, most crash diets are unhealthy, since they mean starvation. The downside of crash diets is that the body loses a lot of fluids and muscle tissue. These are the two key components that the body needs to burn body fat. If you go on a crash diet, you can witness a substantially large weight loss in the beginning. Being deficient in vitamins, protein, fats and carbohydrates, your body gets sensitive to viruses and bacteria. What is more, because the chemical process of changing food into energy is slowed up, it gets exceedingly difficult to lose weight. Thus, most dieters give up. To lose weight permanently, it is necessary to alter your food consumption.
You do not have to give up your best-loved “comfort foods” to eat right. Instead, make them healthier by substituting ingredients. Thus, regular sour cream can be substituted by its low-fat version. Try low-fat ground poultry in place of ground beef in a meatloaf recipe.
Fresh fruit or vegetables from home, for example, are a lot healthier than foods from a vending machine.
If you are eating out, select smaller portions, share large servings or take leftovers home for the following day.
Exclude high-calorie foods low in nutrition, including candy, soft drinks, chips etc.
Note that no smart eating program is successful without regular physical exercise.